On my lock screen, the Spotify controls no longer appear as a permanent notification while music is playing. They are still present when I expand the notification bar on an unlocked phone, however.
I have tried closing and reopening the app, logging out and in, and also uninstall/reinstall.
All Spotify notifications are enabled in-app and in Android settings both (Settings > Lock Screen > Notifications) and (Settings > Apps > Spotify > Notifications).
Attached image is what I see when I expand the notification bar while music is paused, and what I would expect to see on the lock screen.
I suspect this has something to do with a recent Android update which changed Samsung's "OneUI."
Samsung Galaxy S20FE 5G
OneUI version 4
Android version 12
Spotify app version 220.127.116.116
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I've been having a lot of troubles wjth this too after updating my Phone (S10 5G) and started going through every possible setting to find out what to do ti fix it. Everything on this current thread had no help so I went back to looking.
I decided to go into the; SETTINGS - APPS - SPOTIFY - NOTIFICATIONS - NOTIFICATION CATEGORIES - PLAYBACK(Turn on this setting)
My playback setting was somehow off, I turned it on, started playing music and then started receiving the controls at the top of my regular notifications bar, and the controls on the lock screen too.
I hope this works for the rest of you. 🙂
The feature you describe was on by default when I checked. I turned it off and restarted, then tried playing music to verify (no controls present on lock screen). Then I turned it back on and restarted the phone with the same result.
However, I noticed when I swiped on my lock screen in a different way, the voice recorder widget appeared (which was a separate issue or so I thought because it kept doing this randomly). From there I went into the Lock Screen > Widgets menu, and turned ON the "Music" widget. Previously I had assumed that this was for Samsung's internal music player app only, which could be why it was turned off. It also may have been turned off by default upon upgrading to Android 12.
Turning on this widget allowed the Spotify widget/notification with playback controls to appear on the lock screen when music is playing, and for a short time after pausing a track. I am not sure if this is correct functionality (which is why I am hesitant to mark this as a solution), but it seems to at least be a workaround for my issue.
I experienced this problem after a recent update. I found that my notifications were turned off for Spotify. I solved the problem by going to Settings - Apps - Spotify - Notifications and then toggled Show notifications to on. I also selected delivery quietly. Perhaps having notifications turned off was preventing the music widget from appearing on the Lock Screen. This fixed it immediately.